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You can still travel by cargo ship between China and Thailand, but it is limited to 2 foreigners per ship and takes some 24 hours, as they go slow and anchor for the night along the way. This method is basically catch as catch can. The captains wait until they have a decent load then sail. So it is not something you can book in advance or check availability ...


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Yes and yes. There are no universal SIM cards in SE Asia, they all charge roaming fees, which can be quite expensive. It is much easier and more economical to get a pre-paid SIM card in each country as you travel. Or use voip services through your hotel's wifi each night.


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There is no regular boat service between Luang Prabang and Vientiane. If you ask around you might find a boat going downstream during high water (rainy season), but it is not something you can count on. You can find buses from LP to Vientiane, the road is a bit bumpy, but nice scenery along the way. You could break the trip up with stops along the way. ...


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Contact your country's embassy or consulate to report the issue, as officially the passport belongs to the country, not to you. Most embassies will not do much directly on your behalf, but most do have lists of suggested lawyers they can give you, through which you can pursue legal action. You can contact the Royal Thai Police and file a complaint. But if ...


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No. The visa is the property of the issuing government, just like your passport is the property of the government that issued it. Only the issuing government/state/authority has the power to revoke or invalidate visas. Your employer can make a request, but that is about it. Furthermore, a visa is not a guarantee of entry. It is just a permit to request ...


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Let the US consulate know, when you plan to fly back. Also ask them for advice. I am pretty sure this happens to other people. This is the official Thai gov advice: http://overstay.immigration.go.th/advice.html Do everything possible to gather the money. 20,000 bht is $600. Whatever you can sell to get these $600 will be worthwhile. Report the situation ...


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If you voluntarily exit, you will be fined 500 baht per day of overstay (maximum amount of 20,000 baht), you will not go to jail. If you are caught by police overstaying, you will face criminal charges and higher fines. Jail time tends to alloted primarily for really long overstays (as in years), not for minor overstays. If your overstay is less than 90 ...


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This question has been asked many times, so I guess you've already found some nice resources (one, two) on this topic. You will pay the 20,000 THB fine. Possibly, more. Possibly, after imprisonment. You will receive the "overstay" stamp in your passport. Possibly, you'll get banned from entering the Kingdom, temporarily or permanently; The biggest issue is ...


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There are numerous companies that will handle Visa applications for you for most any country - although they will obviously charge a fee for their services. If you are booking through a travel agency then asking them is generally the best place to start - they will normally have a specific agency that they work with, and will be able to look after most of ...


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There are online services like VisaHQ that provide online application for Thai visa, so I am not sure that there is any reason to visit NYC for that particular purpose.


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Shared mini-vans, song theaws, etc are not allowed to pick up from the airport. Passenger pick up is restricted to taxis, airport limousines and tour buses. So anything the ferry company can arrange will be by taxi or private transfer. The same rules would apply to any other tour company offering tickets on the ferry. Song theaws and shared mini-vans are ...



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